For the 35th time in 36 weeks, “Judge Judy” was the top rated weekday syndicated show. It drew a 7.9 household rating for the week of Feb. 22-28 to lead the pack.
“Family Feud” and “Wheel of Fortune” tied for third overall at 7.2 and shared the title of top game show. “Dr. Phil’s” 3.5 rating was the best among talk shows.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Feb. 22-28, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.9||3.3|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.2||3.8|
|3t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||2.5|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||3.9|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||5.1||3.4|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.9||2.4|
|9||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.5||2.5|
|9t||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.5||1.6|
|12||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.2||1.5|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.3|
|14||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.4|
|14t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.0||0.8|
|16||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|17||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.0|
|17t||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.4|
|17t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.6|
|20||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.4||1.1|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.3|
|21t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.6|
|21t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|21t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.1||1.5|
|25||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTWTF..||2.0||0.9|
|25t||STEVE HARVEY (AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.0||0.9|
|25t||PEOPLE’S COURT (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||0.9|
Why do you use household ratings here but nowhere else? Ad deals for syndicated shows are largely based on household ratings and, for daytime shows, ratings among women 25-54.
What about “The Simpsons”? “Simpsons” repeats in syndication are not counted in the weekly ratings because they don’t include any national advertising.
“Weekend Adventure” is a package of nature shows airing weekends on many ABC stations.
For syndicated shows airing on multiple days, the viewership is the average of all telecasts.
Distributor key: DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, WB = Warner Bros., CTD = CBS Television Distribution, NBU = NBCUniversal.
AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.
Source: The Nielsen Company.